WILW: The Yeti

This fucking guy. Seriously, this… fucking… guy. This was an actual thing. Like, an actual actual thing. That a company spent money on. And promoted. And at some point thought was a good idea. Is it any wonder WCW went out of business? I mean honestly, how the hell is that a Yeti? It’s a mummy at best. A shitty, SHITTY mummy, but not a yeti. They (yetis, that is) are hairy. Surely, Big Foot, or the yeti, is the greatest beast in North American mythology. And this is the treatment he receives? Jesus-tap dancing-christ. Man I hate this so much. He grabbed dudes and shook. I think it was supposed to be a bear hug. Instead, it was dry humping through ace bandages.

Ron Reis played the Yeti in WCW all of four times. Thankfully, they realized how bad of an idea this character was. It could have been cool. A big, scary, hairy monster isn’t a hard sell in professional wrestling. But a mummy, just no. Reis went on to play such other memorable characters as, and I’m being serious, The Super Giant Ninja, because he is tall, Reese, as part of Raven’s flock, Big Ron Stud, because he was trained by Big John Stud, and Evil, in Vince Russo’s christian wrestling promotion because fuck Vince Russo. He was never great in the ring, just big. Apparently, for a time anyway, that was enough. Check out the highlights below and check back next week as we take a look at another dumpster fire in spandex. Until then…  

Dan Ryan

Dan Ryan was once the most feared and respected luchador in the world until the "Great DDT Disaster of '85" where Dan unfortunately DDT'd his opponent so hard into the ground that he opened a gate to the underworld that let unholy things into this world. After that, Dan refused to wrestle anymore but he's found new life writing and talking about his favorite hobbies here at Geekade. He pens the weekly Why I Love Wrestling series, co-hosts The Stone Age Gamer Podcast, expertly pairs video games with beer, and much, much more. Dan is a personality that Geekade simply would not be the same without.

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